Dry to moist coniferous forests, heath, wet peat bogs and rock outcrops in the lowland to subalpine zones; common throughout BC; circumpolar, N to AK, YT, NT, E to NF and S to NC, WV, ID, and OR, disjunct in NM; Eurasia.
A shade-tolerant/intolerant, montane to subalpine, circumpolar club-moss (transcontinental in North America). Occurs in boreal and cool temperate climates on moderately dry to fresh, nitrogen-medium soils; its occurrence increases with increasing latitude. Sporadic in non-forested communities and in coniferous forests on water-shedding sites (less frequently on water-receiving sites). Characteristic of boreal coniferous forests.
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